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April 13, 2014

Welcome to Alliance Church of the Valley and thank you for worshipping with us this morning.

9:00 & 11:00 AM Worship Service Children’s Church - 9:00 AM &11:00 AM 10:00-11:00 AM Koinonia Café in the Great Room 10:05-10:50 AM - Sunday School for all ages Adult Sunday School classes – J.O.Y. Group (55+) taught by Duane Doolittle in Classroom #1 lower level “He Is My Freedom” by Debbie Alsdorf, taught by Jan Marko - Classroom C lower level

Nursery: Our well staffed nursery is available on the upper level across from the Worship Center doors for children who are infants to 36 months.

Children’s Church provides an age appropriate learning environment for our families in

Classroom #3 on the lower level. The 9:00 a.m. service welcomes children age 3 – 2nd grade while the 11:00 a.m. service serves children age 3 – 4th grade. Children should arrive prior to the start of each worship service.

SERMON NOTES Palm Sunday Pastor Gary Russell Matthew 21:1-17

Church Life Window Shades Our new “building completion project” is funding for roller shades for the worship center’s windows. Gifts for this project should be designated “Windows” on your weekly offering envelopes.

Awana Clubbers Project Update Congratulations to our Awana Clubbers who raised an astounding $1,378 dollars to help the Waterworth family purchase some much needed medical equipment. Upon hearing of our kids’ initiative, Thriven Financial of Polk County gave an additional grant of $500!

Coffee and Conversation Today | 6:00 p.m. Great Room Kim Hilleshiem will host a discussion of her book “I Thought I Was Going Crazy” this evening. Invite your friends to come and hear Kim’s story of her journey to faith in Christ. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m. with the book dialogue starting at 6:30 p.m.

JOY Group Thursday, April 17 | 11:30 a.m. Great Room The J.O.Y. Group will be meeting this Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Room for potluck. Ages 55+ are invited to attend. Sermon CDs may be ordered at the Information Center.

Visitors - We are so glad you’ve come this morning to seek the Lord Jesus Christ and worship Him together with us. Please take a moment to complete the Connection Card in the worship folder. After doing so, tear it off and bring it to the Information Center in the lobby to receive a complimentary gift bag and information about the ministries of our church.

entire mission team thanks you! We are so thankful for our great church family!

Easter Last Call for Easter Lilies Orders due today Cost $10.00 each

All-Church Spring Work Day Saturday, April 26 7:00 a.m.-Noon It’s spring, and that means it is time for some spring cleaning. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Sign-up at the table in the foyer. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Nelson at 715-557-2327

Connect with Your Community Open Arms Community Dinner

To celebrate Easter, we are offering you the opportunity to remember someone by purchasing an Easter lily in honor/memory of them. They will be used to decorate the worship center this Easter season and may be taken home after the Easter Sunday service. All those interested may pick up an order envelope at the Information Center. Please make checks payable to our church and place in the offering or turn it in at the Information Center.

Maundy Thursday Service Thursday, April 17 | 7:00 p.m. Student Center

Tuesday, April 22 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Great Room

This year we are adding an additional service to our Holy Week schedule. Join us as we Our monthly free meal to the share communion together and community will be served Tuesday, use candles to retell the events April 22. Bring someone you know of the night in which Jesus was who would be blessed by a meal betrayed. and fellowship. To volunteer please contact Jan Marko at (715) 483-3190.

Women’s Ministry

Missions El Salvador Fundraiser Thank you to everyone who helped with the fundraiser today! If donated items for the auction, bid on items for the auction, or just came and enjoyed an awesome meal, THANK YOU! We raised over $9000.00 for our trip! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our

Women’s Movie Night “Grace Unplugged” Friday, April 25 | 7:00 p.m. All women and teenage daughters and granddaughters are invited to join us to view the movie “Grace Unplugged.” “Grace Trey is the ideal Christian teen who is also a phenomenal singer. But at the tender age of eighteen, after she gets the music break of a lifetime

and is thrust into the "real world" - her faith is put to the test.” Popcorn will be provided during the showing. Mark your calendars for this “girl’s night out”.

Women’s Spring Craft Workshop & Luncheon Saturday, May 3 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. Register at Information Center Cost is $10.00 per person All women are invited to a soup and salad luncheon and craft workshop on May 3. Lunch will be served from 12:30-1:30 p.m. There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Center to bring soup or salad for the luncheon. Following the luncheon, Tammy Henderson, a talented local crafter, will teach us how to assemble and make a craft she has selected for us. The workshop cost covers the materials for the craft and is due at time of registration. Invite your family and friends to join you for an afternoon of fellowship and fun!

Student Ministry Youth Group Wednesday, April 16 7:00-8:30 PM | Student Center "The Red Letters" - Join us as we continue to look at the words of Jesus. Don't forget to come early and grab a smoothie or espresso from the Café!

This Week at ACV:

Looking Ahead…

Sunday 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:05 AM 11:00 AM

April 20 - Easter Sunday April 25 - Women’s Movie Night April 26 - Spring Work Day May 30 - Watoto Children’s Choir

Men’s Prayer Gathering Blended Worship Service-WC Sunday School for all ages Contemporary Worship Service-WC

Tuesday 5:30 AM Men’s Study-Our Place Café-SCF 9:00 AM Women’s Prayer-WC 5:00 PM Adult Prayer-C Wednesday 6:45 PM Awana 6:45 PM Parent Social & Study Time-CR 6:45 PM Women’s Bible Study-C 7:00 PM Youth Group-SC 7:00 PM Men’s Study-Joyful Morning-Dresser Thursday 9:30 AM Women’s Study-Cress home 11:30 AM J.O.Y. Group Potluck-GR 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Service-SC Saturday 7:00 AM Men’s Study-CR WC-Worship Center CR-Conference Room SC-Student Center

Next Sunday, April 20, 2014 Greeters: 9:00 a.m. - Mike & Patrice Evans 11:00 a.m. - Todd & Kari Flom Nursery: 9:00 a.m. - Brian Hacken family 10:00 a.m. - No Sunday School 11:00 a.m. - Jim Barczak family

GR-Great Room D-Classroom D C-Classroom C

Stewardship Update April 6 WORSHIP ATTENDANCE: 367

Our Pastors: Gary Russell, Sr. Pastor - Jeff Naegelen, Assoc. Pastor - Chris Folkestad, Youth Pastor -

Giving for April 6: General Fund Weekly Budget General Fund Giving

$ 11,154.00 $ 10,829.50

Missions Giving Year to Date Missions Giving

$ 825.00 $ 23,990.00

Building Completion Income: Remaining Project Need:

$ $

2,727.50 5,272.50

Alliance Church of the Valley | 1259 State Road 35, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715-483-1100 | | Alliance Church of the Valley

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